Roland XP 60
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Roland XP 60

XP 60, Digital Synth from Roland in the XP series.

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modroncube 06/02/2005

Roland XP 60 : modroncube's user review

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Workstation 61 notes, with aftertouch and Veloci
Wheel pitch bend / modulation slider + volume + two sliders paramtrables
4 audio outputs, MIDI usual
connector + 4 taken to hold pedals paramtrables
640 presets in 4 banks of 128 + 1 user bank, Rev 1, 1 Cho, 1 MFX
possibility to four cards SRJV
Floppy Drive 3.5
64 polyphony
squenceur and arpgiateur.

There is almost everything you need for a machine of its age!

UTILIZATION

The use is not simple but it can be trs avoid over the functions essential and you get used to. The manual is not clear trs. He said usually what use such a command ("switch GM RECEIVE message is" ON, the messages are reus and GM are not ... OFF) plutt to say how to do this or that such as putting messages on GM Receive, bank and program change to OFF if you do not want to stay in GM mode, which does not use all the synth sounds when you want to hack a squence noon. ..

But once you understand how to do this or that, it's a real pleasure and we realize that the use is quite flexible. It is easy to program in layer perfs, ringing the parties of their choice, transfer them and play on their volume in real time ...

One of the strengths of the machine is the possible use of up to 5 diffrent pedals to send MIDI messages or instructions to squenceur.

SOUNDS

The factory sounds are blah and dats, except the tablecloths. Synthse opportunities are vast, as shown in the disk that came with the synth dmo and contains rglagles users. The sound is warm and plutt suggests some ground on a breath enough CHARACTERISTICS. Many sounds are available on the net.

SRJV with cards, it was more of trs sounds good practitioner. I for my part orchestral charts, bass and drums, 60s & 70s session, and it plutt not bad!

I put 7 as the keyboard Obviously not show its full potential with expansion cards.

OVERALL OPINION

Keyboard tip top on occasion, and even if it contains maps. I use it when I need to dplacer (10 kg when even!) Because I let my ghost, the little son of the keyboard home. I did not lose too much change ...